Women's Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratisation

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Afghanistan: Women and human rights

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation of women and girls in the territories occupied by Afghan armed groups, submitted in accordance with Sub-Commission resolution 2001/15.
In April 2002, the Commission on Human Rights adopted, without a vote, resolution 2002/19 on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, in which it noted with deep concern recent abuses and violations of the human rights of women and girls, including rape and other forms of sexual violence, abductions and kidnappings, as well as forced marriage and trafficking.